Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Photo Update from RMI...


RMI Hope For Kidz Director Barbara Rose working with RMI Missionary Star Harvie here in Haiti. It takes a TON of work to keep our 2100+ sponsored kidz in order. We are grateful for their work! #rminet

Sunday, April 24, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


Awesome Open Air Evangelistic Service in Pwent Nikola, St. George. 6 Salvations this afternoon. Praise the Lord. God is moving. #rmihaiti

Saturday, April 23, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


Pastor Wade Harmon , McGregor Baptist, encouraging a young family in the faith in desperate circumstances and helping them with a gift of a water filter. #rmihaiti #haiti

Friday, April 22, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


What do you see? RMI's garage lift in action. What don't you see? The team of RMI Mechanics making it happen. We can't begin to describe the amount of work behind the scenes to make what we do for Jesus a reality. #team #rmihaiti from http://ift.tt/214tE5r in Reciprocal Ministries International

Thursday, April 21, 2016

RMI Has a New Website

Yes, we’re live!  It’s been a long time coming and we’re excited that it’s now available to everyone.  It features a new, fresh look, is very user friendly, represents all aspects and programs of RMI and loaded with useful information for both newcomers and RMI veterans. Take some time to look through it and familiarize yourself with it. We think you'll like it!  Like it, share it, subscribe too!  Check it out HERE.  (We’re still at www.rmibridge.org.)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


10 School Benches built with and for the children in the Duverger School. Thanks Wellspring Church. #rmihaiti #haiti from http://ift.tt/1MIpFc9 in Reciprocal Ministries International

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


For the sake of the Gospel, in the name of Jesus, we give goats. Great job Wellspring Church. Learn more here...   http://ift.tt/26cNz61  @rmihaiti from http://ift.tt/1Sq4yuu  in Reciprocal Ministries International

Monday, April 18, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


Today the Wellspring Church team helped serve lunch in Miserne, Haiti. 5108 kids eating a nutritious meal every school day through RMI's Hope for Kidz Hot Lunch Program. Learn more here... http://ift.tt/1SVtEi7

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


10 SALVATIONS TODAY! Seriously, God is moving here in Haiti. People are just waiting for us to ask them. They are ready. It is truly fun to be a part of it. Wellspring Church is being faithful and God is blessing efforts. People choosing Jesus in front of peers who refuse. Wow! #rmihaiti

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


Finished roof at the Abriko school. Now, the doors and finishing touches!

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


Our RMI missionary Joel Sutton and Haitian staff missionaries working side-by-side with the Abriko MEBSH church to roof the new school. A big thanks to sister church partner, Grace Bible Church, for helping to make the new school a reality!d

Friday, April 15, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


Wellspring Church, NJ, team is here at the RMI Ministry Center and excited to begin their first visit in Haiti. Expecting great things! #rmihaiti

Thursday, April 14, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


We are grateful for the work of George Eisenberger, father of RMI Missionary Tina Eisenberger Nunemaker. Here he is teaching his grandson welding as they change out the locks on the RMI Haiti Office.

Friday, April 08, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


RMI President Dan Shoemaker sharing at the MEBSH Annual Convention. This year they are celebrating 80 years of ministry here in Cayes, Haiti! Congratulations Mission Evangélique Baptiste du Sud d'Haiti MEBSH! We are deeply appreciative of our partnership!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Congratulations Merry Raymond…

For her “Exceptional Character, Hard Work, Commitment and Application of Our Values”, RMI congratulates Merry Raymond as our “Missionary of the Month” for March 2016.  We are grateful for Merry’s work in our Hope for Kidz office.  She never tires in her work unto the Lord.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

How We Do Evangelism in Haiti…

Are you prepared and ready?  We are ministers of the Gospel.  We are ministers of reconciliation.  We are to be on this mission.

We believe that every gospel conversation is unique and is a divine appointment to lift of the name of Jesus with love and grace and call people to repentance.  Here are a few firm convictions we have…

  • We are not ashamed of the Gospel.  All believers are called to be on mission, declaring the good news of Jesus Christ in every place and in every nation to persuade others to place there faith in and follow Christ.
  • Repentance leading to salvation is a change of mind (belief, confession, submission).  Behavioral fruit will follow, but are not a precondition for salvation.  Good works does not save.
  • A successful Gospel conversation will always start in recognition of our own depravity, brokenness, sin, and need for grace.  Personal humility born out of our own pursuit of the Lord’s glory is required.
  • There is not one way to do it.  You may have heard it called…  The Wordless Book, The Four Spiritual Laws, Way of the Master, Romans Road, Lifestyle Evangelism, Evangelism Explosion, Service Evangelism, and so many more.  These can/should all be used, and some seem to work better than others in certain contexts.  The method is helpful, but it should always take a back seat to the message.
  • We ALWAYS do evangelism WITH a local church. A local church leader leads us to homes in the surrounding church community, is present during the conversation, takes names, and follows up after we leave.  Follow up is required.
  • Culture must be considered.  In every conversation in life, to ensure good communication, you must consider the perspective of your listener, especially if your own perspective/culture is radically different.  In America, our culture is highly influenced by Guilt/Innocence.  Here in Haiti, and in many other places in the world, we operate in a culture more driven by Fear/Power and Honor/Shame.  Click links for example gospel presentations designed specifically for these cultures. Contextualization is required.
  • It is the Lord who does the saving and he can use every effort for his purposes.  Therefore, we make effort, and we pray before, during and after all personal effort.
  • We must be VERY careful to not allow the meeting of physical needs to trump spiritual needs, or cloud motivations.  Yet, meeting physical needs is an appropriate expression of the Gospel and honors the Lord.  As a general rule, the meeting of physical needs follows gospel conversations, and will only be done in unique circumstances when local national leaders deem appropriate.
  • Preparation for clear communication is necessary.  It is important to be ready and clearly present the good news of Jesus and give people an opportunity to confess and make a decision to follow him.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


Today we have a welding class taking place in our RMI shop. We are thankful for George Eisenberger, Tina Nunemaker's dad, for teaching our guys the basics of welding.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

An Update from RMI's Facebook Page...


RMI is grateful for the work done at our Zanglais Ministry Center this week. New fans, trenches dug, new underground conduit run. Big plans are ahead for our Ministry Center. Want to send a team to help us? We need masons, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, handy people, willing hands. You can even help from home!

Saturday, April 02, 2016